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Poland: 1 man dead after getting hit by rubber bullet, 14 officers injured in football rioting

  • Riot police are on standby during rioting that erupted at a Polish league football match in the southern town of Knurow, Poland, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. A 27-year-old man who was hit by a police rubber bullet was pronounced dead at the local hospital, and the news ignited more rioting in which 14 policemen were injured.  Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during Saturday's match against Ruch Radzionkow. (AP Photo/ Dawid Markysz) POLAND OUT

    Riot police are on standby during rioting that erupted at a Polish league football match in the southern town of Knurow, Poland, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. A 27-year-old man who was hit by a police rubber bullet was pronounced dead at the local hospital, and the news ignited more rioting in which 14 policemen were injured. Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during Saturday's match against Ruch Radzionkow. (AP Photo/ Dawid Markysz) POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this May 2, 2015 photo an ambulance with 27-year-old man injured by police rubber bullet enters the hospital in Knurow, Poland,  following clashes that erupted during a Polish league football match in the southern town. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, which ignited more rioting in which 14 policemen were injured. Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during Saturday's match against Ruch Radzionkow. (AP Photo/ Dawid Markysz) POLAND OUT

    In this May 2, 2015 photo an ambulance with 27-year-old man injured by police rubber bullet enters the hospital in Knurow, Poland, following clashes that erupted during a Polish league football match in the southern town. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, which ignited more rioting in which 14 policemen were injured. Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during Saturday's match against Ruch Radzionkow. (AP Photo/ Dawid Markysz) POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

A man died after being hit by a rubber bullet and 14 police officers were injured during clashes that erupted during a Polish league football match in the south of the country.

Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during Saturday's match against Ruch Radzionkow, with the home team trailing 4-1.

A 27-year-old man was struck by a rubber bullet when police fired at the attackers. More rioting broke out around the hospital, where the man was pronounced dead.

Tomasz Pitsch, the deputy director of the Knurow hospital, says: "We are shaken by the fighting we witnessed. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown."

An autopsy of the victim is planned for Monday as prosecutors begin an investigation.